Don Tilley honored for contributions to industry

Don Tilley, the owner of Tilley Harley Davidson, who was killed in a motorcycle crash last year, was remembered yesterday. A plaque honoring Tilley’s legacy was presented by Harley Davidson corporate at a special lunch at the Statesville location. Tilley opened that store in 1972 with his wife Robinette. Terry Levan, the son in law […]

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Cornelius commissioners bring back monthly talks

Two Cornelius Commissioners are preparing to bring back monthly chat sessions to increase dialogue around local topics. Commissioner Woody Washam says he and Commissioner Jim Duke will meet with constituents the first Monday of each month at Acropolis Restaurant.   The monthly meetings will begin March second at nine am.

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Long time Statesville businessman to receive Mayor’s Cup

Leroy Plyler has been chosen as the recipient of Statesville’s 2014 Mayor’s Cup. Plyler owned and operated Plylers men store for sixty-eight years in downtown Statesville until his retirement this January. Community appearance chair Anne Rhyne says the award should be considered a “life time achievement award” for Plyler’s contribution. Mayor Costi Kutteh will present […]

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Anti-toll group upset over I-77 project extension

The NCDOT has extended the financial close deadline for the I-77 toll-lane project.  Anti-toll-lane group Widen I-77 called foul this week, accusing the state of not looking out for public interest.   The group took issue with the fact that the DOT will cover any financial charges relating to the the extension.  It also accuses […]

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Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery at Mooresville mailbox

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was robbed at knife-point while checking his mail box early Friday. Major Andy Poteat says the Hobbs Lane resident went to his mail box around 6:15 a.m. and was approached by a white male wearing a white helmet and all black clothing. The suspect is […]

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Three arrested in gas station break-in

PRESS RELEASE Sherriff Darren Campbell stated on 01/26/2015 Iredell County deputies responded to an alarm call at the Shell Gas Station located at 119 Campground Rd. When deputies arrived on scene they found that the front door was unlocked and it appeared that someone had been inside the store. When the owner of the store […]

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Toast Cafe changes name and opens the door for franchising

 A Charlotte area restaurant chain is getting a new name and looking to franchise. The local breakfast favorite will now be called “Famous Toastery”. This move comes with the restaurant expanding its operations into a franchise. According to a press release, Famous Toastery is looking to create restaurants across the southeast that can capture the […]

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New rest area complex coming to Statesville area

The NCDOT is scheduled to start the bid process for a new rest area just north of Statesville in April. The $13 million project is set to put a new rest area complex just south of the Tomlin Mill Road exit on interstate 77. Construction of the 5,000 square foot facility is scheduled to take […]

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Suspect accused of violating protection order from jail

PRESS RELEASE – Sherriff Darren Campbell stated: On January 12, 2015, Christopher Michael Lovill was served with a Domestic Violence Ex-parte Order prohibiting him to have any contact with a subject with whom he had been involved in a domestic dispute. The court order prohibited Lovill from initiating any type of contact with this subject, […]

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Woman accused of stealing wallet, using debit card

PRESS RELEASE – Sherriff Darren Campbell stated On December 30, 2014 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of Larceny and Financial Card Fraud. Detective Getz with the Economic Crime Unit was assigned the case. According to the incident report the victim had an unexpected visitor show up at his residence in the early […]

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